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Nathaniel01
June 14, 2017, 15:17
I'd like to build an AR-10B clone. Are there any parts/kits available for this? Is it even possible or a real longshot?

TenTea
June 14, 2017, 17:30
There are parts out there and it will take some searching.
I have seen upper receivers, charging handles and handguards for sale in recent months and one complete rifle.

I sold mine for $1200 a few years ago...I bought it when ArmaLite first released them, along with an AR180B. Don't own it either.

badzero
June 15, 2017, 05:35
I have an armalite dealer here in town, I haven't been there in months. I need to stop in and pick up a couple of parts, I'll ask and see if they have anything on hand. You might be happier with your clone if you use an a type lower, then you would have a larger selection of mag sources.

TenTea
June 15, 2017, 09:57
Ridiculous price imho, but hey...supply and demand. :eek:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/655905661

I've been watching this barrel for a couple cycles and resisting temptation but it's the exact ban-era barrel of the AR10B that I owned.
I think it is a great price and the muzzle brake can be easily removed with a Dremel cut off wheel, if desired!

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/640571436

Nathaniel01
June 20, 2017, 09:02
After a little online research I was surprised to learn these are internally much different than the original Armalite AR-10 and only have a similar 'retro' appearance.

An A type lower would be a much better option- I didn't realize the B's took modded M14 mags only.

I wonder if any spare parts- retro furniture and upper receivers with the slot cut for the charging handle- are available from Armalite.

I was hoping to duplicate the Portuguese/Sudanese type AR-10 but without the cost.

TenTea
June 20, 2017, 11:18
After a little online research I was surprised to learn these are internally much different than the original Armalite AR-10 and only have a similar 'retro' appearance.

An A type lower would be a much better option- I didn't realize the B's took modded M14 mags only.

Steel, Gen II ArmaLite mags are readily available. The modified M14 mags are a thing of the past for most.

I wonder if any spare parts- retro furniture and upper receivers with the slot cut for the charging handle- are available from Armalite.

ArmaLite put the few remaining AR10B parts on closeout a few years ago and there are none left in their parts listings now.

I was hoping to duplicate the Portuguese/Sudanese type AR-10 but without the cost.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/658670024